1. to defend
She went to karate lessons to learn how to defend herself in case of an assault.
We have to defend the country against our enemies.
I had to defend my decision
The army was sent in to defend the country against enemy attack. [often reflexive] She tried to defend herself with a knife. He has hired two lawyers to defend him in court.
English word "difendere"(to defend) occurs in sets:Crimine - CrimeCAE 101 - 125